1. Layout

Area is clean, tidy and well kept.

Adequate storage area provided.

Floor is free of obstructions and slip resistant.

There is adequate ventilation.

2. Environment

Temperature is comfortable.

Lighting is adequate.

Area is free from odors?

3. Emergency Procedures

Written evacuation procedures and exits displayed

Are spill kits available?

Portable fire extinguishers have been provided and maintained.

Escape routes and emergency doors are clear.

Residual current devices (RCD) are installed at switchboards or fixed into sockets. (It should be clearly marked on socket).

Emergency and hazard signage is clearly visable.

4. First Aid Facilities

There are appropriate first aid and emergency facilities in the near vicinity and workers' are aware of them.

Kits are clearly signed, stocked and contents are in-date.

Names and contacts of first aiders displayed and up to date.

5. General Facilities

Washing facilities are clean and functional.

Are stairs, passageways and store rooms well lit?

Warning and Safety signage in good condition.

6. Manual Handling

Personnel in inspection area are inducted and trained in manual handling.

trolleys or mechanical hoists are available and are being considered for heavy items or loads.

Step ladders or safe steps available to access light items stored on high shelves.

All manual task-related incidents have been adequately investigated and control measures implemented and reviewed.

workers have been asked for safer ways to do the job.

7. Storage

Materials stored in racks and bins wherever possible are not above shoulder height.

Storage designed to minimize lifting problems I.e. heavy objects not stored on upper racks.

Racking securely fixed to the floor or wall.

Safe lifting sign displayed.

Are storage areas labelled appropriately and organized.

8. Slips and Trips

All slip and trip incidents have been adequately investigated and control measures implemented and reviewed.

Significant hazards have been identified and assessed all the factors that will affect the risk has controls implemented.

Walkways are free of hazards, such as electrical leads.

9. Electrical Safety

all portable equipment has current test tags.

Manufacturer's manuals and operator instructions are readily available.

Portable RCD device is available and has been tested.

Flexable cord, plugs ad extension leads are in good condition and have either moulded or transparent type plugs.

Power points are suitable for the location and are positioned safely.

Power boards are used. (not double adapters).

Faulty equipment is tagged out. (Tag and tags is available).

10. Chemical Aspects

Personnel in inspection area are inducted and trained in Chemical Handling and are following applicable SOPs (Safe Operating Procedures).

MSDS (not older older than 5 years) are available for workers reference and included in the hazardous substances register.

there is an up to date easy to find and read list/register summary of all chemicals used.

Actions have been take to control risks.

decanted containers are labeled with name, risk and safety instructions.

Original containers have the manufacturer's label.

Chemicals stored according to compatibility and bundled i.e. in flammable or corrosive cabinets.

Are minimal amounts of corrosives stored, and/or used?

Only flammables stored in flammable liquid cabinet?

Are the warning signs on the cabinet legible? (e.g. DG Class 3 diamond, no smoking, no ignition sources).

11. Personal Protective Equipment

Instruction and information of PPE are available.

PPE store available well maintained and in good order.

signage of PPE requirements displayed on equipment.

Required PPE available

Appropriate signs displayed to standard requirements visible, correctly located and in good condition, (Inside and outside).

12. Noise

Hearing protection is being worn where required.

Control measures have been put in place to reduce the risk of injury as a result of noise, including the provision of personal hearing protection.

workers have received information and training in relation to noise at the workplace.

13. Machinery and Plant

Records are kept of maintenance, alterations and inspections.

Load chart is provided and legible.

Keys are not left behind in unattended mobile plant.

Are safe work method statements/warning signs clearly visible?

Work area is organized for the safety of the mobile plant operator and pedestrians. (Safe walkways on floor?)

Forklift operators hold a high risk work license for forklift operation and have reached 18 years of age.

Pre-start safety check of mobile plant is carried out in accordance to Manufactures instructions

Mobile plant is in good working order. (Seat, lights, steering, controls, horn, tyres, gas cylinder, warning signs, brakes, mast, chains, hoses, counterweight, control labels).

Seatbelt and rollover protection is provided wherer required.

Are records of training held for appropriately trained people?

Emergency stops tested and are working.

Welding screens available, maintained and in good condition.

14. Guarding

Where fixed guards are provided, they prevent operation of the machinery when open, the guards are prevented from opening while the machinery is in operation.

Guards protect against hazards to the rear and sides of machinery.

Pre-operational checks are conducted to ensure safety features are in working order.

Warning signs and decals clearly visible.

Where it is not practical to provide guarding and people are required to operate or pass close to dangerous moving parts, a safe system of work in place to reduce risk.

Manufacturer's manuals are available for operators.

15. Welding Safety

Are staff appropriately trained and inducted in the dangers of performing welding tasks?

are welding operators provided with the appropriate PPE?

Is there adequate ventilation for welding tasks?

Are there appropriate warning signs in welding areas?

Are welding screens used when performing welding tasks?

Are ventilation systems working adequately?

16. Compressed Gas

Cylinders contents are identified and appropriately secured.

cylinders are stored according to dangerous goods class and empty cylinders are separated from full ones.

Gas lines are free of leaks, kinks, wear & tear.

Other Hazards

Other hazards

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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.